Psychiatric Quarterly

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 374–386

Depression and drug addiction

  • Paul R. Robbins
Research and Treatment

DOI: 10.1007/BF01562160

Cite this article as:
Robbins, P.R. Psych Quar (1974) 48: 374. doi:10.1007/BF01562160


This study explored depressive problems in drug addicted patients. Subjects were 114 heroin addicted patients undergoing treatment in a V.A. hospital. The methods included intensive interviews, the MMPI, the Rotter ISB Test, a psychological diary, and observations. All of the self-report techniques used indicated that many of the patients were experiencing strong depressed feelings. This depression, however, was not as clearly evident in the overt behavior of the patient.


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© The Psychiatric Quarterly 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul R. Robbins
    • 1
  1. 1.Drug Treatment & Research UnitVeterans Administration HospitalWashington, D. C.
  2. 2.Silver Spring

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